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Pollution archive 2016-2017


Archive has 16 results

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (16 016 871)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 16-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Council's failure to maintain a piece of housing land on her property boundary. The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mrs X's complaint. It concerns the actions of a social housing landlord and is outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction.

  • North Somerset Council (16 017 102)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 16-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council has failed to do anything about emissions from a wood burning stove. The reason the Council has failed to take action itself is because it has not to date found statutory nuisance and not because of administrative fault.

  • Rother District Council (16 016 222)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 03-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr X has complained about way the Council has dealt with his complaints about smoke from his neighbour's multi fuel stove. The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint as Mr X has started court action about this. His complaint is therefore outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction.

  • London Borough of Merton (16 016 389)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 03-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that he has suffered effects from toxic fumes for a period of over 12 months but the Council has failed to take the action he requested. In the absence of a statutory nuisance finding, the Ombudsman would not criticise the judgment of the Council's officers. It is reasonable to expect Mr B to go to court if believes his health was damaged as a result of negligence by the Council.

  • North Lincolnshire Council (16 015 728)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 24-Feb-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate this complaint that the Council has not taken sufficient action in response to a complaint about nuisance caused by a light. This is because there is no sign of fault by the Council to justify us becoming involved.

  • London Borough of Islington (16 004 379)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 22-Feb-2017

    Summary: I do not uphold this complaint about the Council's decision to maintain its policy on allowing barbecues in a nearby park as I have found no fault in the decision process.

  • East Lindsey District Council (16 008 871)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 31-Jan-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in how the Council investigated Mrs X's and Mr Y's concerns about chemical contamination at her property.

  • Northumberland County Council (16 011 987)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 27-Jan-2017

    Summary: The Council did not act with fault when it decided to remove monitors and alarms from Mr & Mrs C's property which alert them to low oxygen levels caused by mine gas. The Coal Authority has responsibility for dealing with the legacy of coal mining including mine gas escaping into homes.

  • London Borough of Ealing (16 006 893)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 20-Dec-2016

    Summary: The Council has provided the information Mr X required regarding emergency contact for a sewerage pumping station.

  • London Borough of Harrow (16 012 224)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Pollution 09-Dec-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about his relative being fined for allegedly dropping litter. This is because she cannot achieve the outcome wanted as she has no powers to cancel the fine. Only the Magistrates Court can do that.